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Rangers Get Draft Pick For Cherepanov’s Death

A report on the New York Post stated that the New York Rangers got a compensatory second-round pick for the death of prospect Alexei Cherepanov.

Now I know this is a delicate subject, but it took a little digging for me to understand how and why this was awarded. From the Hockey’s Future FAQs, here are the reasons why compensatory picks may be allocated:

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Hey Slats: Safe Is Death

If I’m picking a new coach for the New York Rangers, I’m thinking three words: shut yer yap.

That infamous phrase, of course, came from the mouth of former Tampa Bay Lightning coach—and Stanley Cup champion—John Tortorella. Tortorella, a former assistant coach with the Rangers as well, was always a great quote and his no-bull style of talk would give the New York media interesting fodder every day. If you’ve caught any of his analyst work of TSN, you’ll know that he just doesn’t have that filter between his brain and his head—and that’s a good thing. Entertainment value aside, though, Tortorella’s coaching outlook and gruff approach might be just what the Blueshirts need. Let’s look at the Rangers checklist of problems:

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